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Activity #1 - All students complete the accounting course.  This knowledge will allow students to better understand our subsequent inquiries into the stock market and  financial functions.

Progress Grade Dates: TBD

Activity #2  - Period one, two and four students must compete in one of DECA’s Virtual Business simulation competitions (period three students may compete upon request).  Starting preparing to compete now.  Each student should choose one of the business simulations (not Accounting).   Then they should complete all of the lessons and projects as preparation for fall DECA competition.  Assignment points will be awarded periodically.

Progress Grade Dates: TBD    

Final Performance Assessed At End Of VB Round One: 10/24 - 11/3 


Section I Financial Functions:

Practice Financial Functions Practice Test #1      

(Note Question #4 should be $7,000 savings, not $70,000)   

Practice Financial Functions Test #1 Annotated Answers

Practice Financial Functions Test #1 Answers PDF Format


NEW Financial Functions Practice Exam #2 Questions

Answers Exam #2 EXCEL File                               Answers Exam #2 PDF Version


Identification of present value (PV), future value (FV), payment (PMT), rate, and number of periods (Nper).  Here's a great example of how to use color coding of the worksheets to help you match the prompts in the question with their correct interpretation.   Financial Function Color Coded Prompt Identification Example


Practice Financial Functions Practice Test #A3

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Practice Financial Functions Practice Test #A4

Practice Financial Functions Test #A4 Annotated Answers

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Practice Financial Functions Practice Test #A5

Practice Financial Functions Test #A5 Annotated Answers

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Practice Financial Functions Practice Test #A6

Practice Financial Functions Test #A6 Annotated Answers

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Practice Financial Functions Practice Test #A7

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Section II Describe A Distribution:

Students will be asked to describe the shape, central tendancy, spread, and outliers for a distribution of population data.  Students will be provided data, and a graphic display.  The "Describe A Population Distribution" form below will serve as the answer sheet.     You just need to do what we did in class together and in the assignment where you described the population of sit-up data for the three P.E. teachers.  Be sure you can find outliers by the IQR Method and Standard Deviation Method; and can interprete a SKEW statistic with a computed range. 

Describe A Population Distribution Form


Section III Excel Vocabulary: 

Definitions will match those provided in the hand-outs.  Review all key terms for lessons 1, 2, 3, and 5.  Here's the lists.

Key Terms:         Lesson One         Lesson Two         Lesson Three         Lesson Five  

Lesson Four       Lesson Six         Lesson Seven         Lesson Eight 


Section IV Big Data: 

Chapters One & Two (Open Note) - Notes will be collected for a grade upon completion of this section of the midterm.


Section V Univariate Graphic Displays  

The Excel worksheet below includes box plots, dot plots, and stem plots.  Be sure you can do all of the following skills.

BOX PLOTS: Determine shape with or without labels.  Identify the minimum, Q1, median, Q3, and maximum when labels are provided.  Calculate range and Interquartile Range (IQR).  Know how percentile ranks would apply to Q1 (25%), median (50%), and Q3 (75%).   State whether the median is (>, < or nearly = to) the mean.

STEM PLOTS: Identify all of the data values in the distribution.  Find the median.   Identify the shape of the distribution.   State whether the median is (>, < or nearly = to) the mean.  

DOT PLOTS: Identify the shape of the distribution.   State whether the median is (>, < or nearly = to) the mean.  

Univariate Graphic Display Practice Problems

Mandatory Reading Assignment

Monday Night Pg. 51 to 57

Tuesday Night Pg. 58 to 66 (Stop @ "What Can Go Wrong")

Wednesday Night Pg. 66 to Top of Pg. 71 (Stop @ "Technology Help")

CLASS NOTES ON UNIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS (Excel File)

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